2013 Forecast: Blue Collar Cool

Perfectly coiffed and scruffed: B L Z R S N D J C K T S

Is it just me or does the sight of today’s army of bike riding hipsters transport you to simpler days gone by.  Their precisely distressed work boots and cool tees (with sleeves rolled) send visions of hardworking blue collar guys marching off to respectable salaries and long days at the factories of old industrial America.  Although the hipster lifestyle isn’t as bargain basement as it appears, the mentality of creative independent thinking combined with Made in America style evokes an awfully cool vibe.  With the cold shoulder of self-righteousness aside, I dig their vintage.

You’re only so hard with neck accessories: The Sartorialist

Smartly looking off into the distance at his own reflection: B L Z R S N D J C K T S

Cool bike: The Sartorialist

Takes one to know one: The Hipster Comic

Like the rise of the hipster, old school reproductions and industrial inspired pieces are making a blast from the past.  Imagine mid-century modern, Restoration Hardware and your neighborhood consignment had a litter of puppies.  Rustic metal and distressed wood are the star employees of the design factory.  Whether you currently pay gentrifying rent in the hipster mecca (Williamsburg) or you just desire a little grit in your place…try infusing some vintage finds and looks into your place.  Go ahead and even guzzle a few PBRs with your bros to salute this new American retro.

Kickin stools: Obsolete

Those pendants and built-in stools are so cool: A Life’s Design

Locker room storage for mud room convenience: Listed District


The table and sconces are everything: Girlie Modern

Get creative and make a cool janitor display: Rambling Renovators

Crank up the style: Restoration Hardware

Crank up the style: Restoration Hardware


Wine rack…excuse to be a lush: Elements I love

Modern Anthology

Ideal retail example: Modern Anthology